Apple Reports Third Quarter Results — Posts Second Highest Quarterly Revenue and Earnings in Company's History — CUPERTINO, California—July 19, 2006—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2006 third quarter ended July 1, 2006. The Company posted revenue …
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: iPod Continues to Power Apple
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Mac sales up 12 percent as Apple profits soar — Apple Computer's third-quarter revenue fell a little short of expectations, but profitability was far higher than expected and Mac sales increased at a healthy clip. — Revenue was $4.37 billion, up 24 percent from last year's quarterly revenue of $3.52 billion.
Discussion: Neowin.net and TechSpot
James Wimmer / Neowin.net: Mac Sales up 12 Percent as Apple Soars
Justin Mann / TechSpot: Apple sees 12% gain in sales with the Mac
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Macs see growth spurt — With a wider range of systems available, consumers have been snapping Macs up, giving them a growth boost that outpaced the rest of the market. — Macintosh shipments were up 12 percent compared with last year, Apple Computer said Wednesday during its third-quarter earnings call.
Discussion: The Apple Blog
Windows Principles — Twelve Tenets to Promote Competition — Microsoft Corp. recognizes the important role its Windows® desktop operating system products play in the information economy and the responsibilities that come with that role. To promote competitive opportunities …
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer: Windows Principles - Microsoft pledges allegiance to the United States of the Web
James DeLong / IPcentral Weblog: Microsoft Principles — Microsoft today released Windows Principles …
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft promises to be pretty good
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Microsoft vows to play fair — WASHINGTON—Microsoft pledged on Wednesday that all of its future operating systems, including Windows Vista, will abide by self-imposed rules aimed at bolstering choice and competition. — The voluntary principles will come into play after major parts …
Discussion: Don Dodge on The Next …, Datamation IT News Blog and Blog
Chris Nerney / Datamation IT News Blog: Pardon Us If We're Skeptical
David E. Williams / CNN:
Google's unknown artist has huge following — (CNN) — Dennis Hwang may be the most famous unknown artist in the world — his work doesn't hang in galleries or museums, but it's been viewed hundreds of millions of times. — The 28-year-old webmaster designs the whimsical logos …
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: The Man Behind Google's Logos
A Small Business Guide to Website Promotion …: A Market Conversation Strategy Guide for SMBs: Driving Search …
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad: Google's logo designer gets some nice PR
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: The Man Behind Google Artwork
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Gizmo Goes All Calls Free...Mostly — VoIPWatch has learned that tomorrow GizmoProject will introduce their "All Calls Free" program. According to the company the "new program gives active Gizmo Project users unlimited free calling to landlines and mobile phones in 60 countries around the world.
Discussion: Engadget, GigaOM, 21talks and Alec Saunders .LOG
Om Malik / GigaOM: Voice, Now Nearly Free
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Jobster takes more money to spread social job search — Do job seekers and employers outside of Silicon Valley want user generated content, tagging and feeds in their employment services? The premise that they do will likely be put to the test on a global scale now that the fast growing …
Discussion: PostBubble and Mashable*
Aneil Weber / PostBubble: Jobster, successfully monetizing through corporations
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*: "MySpace for Jobs" Receives $18M
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Jobster Raises $18 million
Jobster Raises $18 million
Escaping Siberia: How Netscape's boss exploits controversy and paid users — After just a few months, the new head of Netscape wants out. That's why he's fomenting controversy over his newest job offer — paying his competitors' top users to seed Netscape.
Discussion: SearchViews, rev2.org, Thomas Hawk's Digital … and B2Day
Sid Yadav / rev2.org: Netscape Offers to "Buy" Digg Users
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: Did Jason Calacanis Just Offer to Hire me for $12,000 a Year?
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: Netscape's Love Note to Digg Users
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Hacked Ad Seen on MySpace Served Spyware to a Million — An online banner advertisement that ran on MySpace.com and other sites over the past week used a Windows security flaw to infect more than a million users with spyware when people merely browsed the sites with unpatched versions of Windows …
Discussion: Techdirt, Larry Seltzer's Security … and Slashdot
Larry Seltzer / Larry Seltzer's Security Weblog: A Million Unpatched Users on MySpace?
Samzenpus / Slashdot: Banner Ad on Myspace Serves Adware to 1 Million
Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
Temporary Storage Glitch — We've had a temporary storage failure affecting a sizable chunk of old Flickr photos and are moving about 20 terabytes of photos across a few thousand miles (between two of our data centers) to ensure consistency and smoothness. ALL PHOTOS AND DATA ARE SAFE AND NOTHING HAS BEEN LOST.
Discussion: Somewhat Frank, Open The Dialogue, TinyScreenfuls.com and FactoryCity
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank: FLICKR GOES DOWN — What impeccable timing Flickr has.
Tom Biro / Open The Dialogue: Flickr fun without Flickr
Josh Bancroft / TinyScreenfuls.com: Flickr's Down! — Apparently there was some kind of storage glitch at Flickr:
Chris Messina / FactoryCity: When Flickr goes down, God kills a kitten
Dana Gardner / Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect:
PodShow attaches business podcasts to new AIM Pro — but at what cost to the businesses? — There's nothing like hitching a ride on a partner's voluminous installed base to get a new product or service into the market fast. Looks like that's what PodShow has done by hooking up with AOL and its new AIM Pro offering announced today.
Discussion: CNET News.com, Mashable*, Paul Colligan's …, Download Squad and PaulStamatiou.com
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com: AOL launches corporate IM service
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*: AIM Pro Launches Today
Colligan / Paul Colligan's Profitable Podcasting: Podshow Pro? — Got this one from Dana Gardner. Thanks sir!
Jordan Running / Download Squad: AOL to launch AIM Pro for corporations
Paul Stamatiou / PaulStamatiou.com: AOL Targets Businesses with AIM Pro
Internet Stocks on SeekingAlpha:
eBay Inc. Q2 2006 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (EBAY) — Executives — Analysts — Heath Terry - Credit Suisse First Boston — Christa Sober Quarles - Thomas Weisel Partners — Presentation — Operator — Please stand by, we are about to begin.
Om Malik / GigaOM: Skype, All Talk, Just Not Facts
EU: Town Can't Build Fiber-Optic Network — AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The European Commission on Wednesday banned a small Dutch town from building its own fiber-optic network, saying the plan would be unfair to broadband companies - a decision with potentially far-reaching consequences.
Discussion: Techdirt and Telepocalypse
Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse: OPINION://LOONY MUNI TUNES
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Weak Sales of Text Ads at Yahoo; Shares Dip — Shares of Yahoo fell to their lowest level in nearly two years in after-hours trading yesterday as it reported weak revenue from Internet search advertising in the second quarter and a delay in a critical project that is meant to increase search revenue.
Discussion: Clickety Clack and digg